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A Quick Fix for Yellow Nails

Have you ever noticed a yellowish tint to your nails after removing your nail polish? There’s an easy fix for that!

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Help for Dry Hair

Is anyone else’s hair as dry as mine is right about now? I recently chopped it all off and it was healthy for about a day until it started to look like straw again. Full disclosure: My hair has been colored and keratin-straightened. And while both treatments are infused with moisturizing ingredients (in fact, keratin is simply protein, which is […]

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The Best Way to Store Coffee

Does your at-home drip coffee pale in comparison to the java you get at your local coffee shop? It could be the way you’re storing your ground coffee or beans. Jonathan Rubinstein, owner of the Joe cafés, in New York City, recommends storing coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks after […]

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How to Create a DIY Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Meredith Perez, founder and creative director of Belle Fleur, explains how to create a lush flower arrangement.

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Surviving a Day in Heels

It’s New York Fashion Week, and that means the Real Simple Fashion team is hard at work… and spending very long days in very high heels. How do we make it through? Here are our favorite tips for staying comfortably elevated. • If the shoe fits, it’s going to cause you less pain. Heels should fit as snugly as possible without […]

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How to Get the Lowest Airfares

Use this quick tip to ensure you’re getting the lowest fare available.

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Eat These Foods to Beat Dry Skin

If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]

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A Trick for Keeping Bobby Pins in Place

Do bobby pins and barrettes tend to slip and slide in your hair? Whether your hair is thick or thin, try this technique from Mark Townsend, a Los Angeles–based celebrity stylist with Dove Haircare. Spray your little helpers with dry shampoo right before using them. The product will give your pin or clip a slightly tacky—but not sticky—feel, so it won’t […]

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A Quick Way to Get Yourself To Stop Procrastinating

Is your to-do list a mile long? Rather than saving all of your irksome chores for later (which often translates into either “last-minute” or “never”), try a more gradual approach. Choose a single thing you’ve been putting off, and do it right away, suggests Henry S. Miller, a success consultant based in Los Gatos, California, and the author of the […]

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An Easy Way to Protect Your Windshield Wipers

If you’ve ever had to deice your windshield wipers after a snow or ice storm, you know what a pain it can be. Save yourself the trouble next time by slipping a pair of tube socks over the blades the night before—that way, after the weather hits, you’ll simply have to remove the socks. Get road safety tips for driving […]

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